Among others, the annual conference organised by the European Jewish Association (EJA) included panel discussions on national plans for combating antisemitism, online hate, a new youth leaders program for campus activity and youth experiences of hate.
On Monday, May 15, Jewish leaders from across Europe attended the Annual Conference of the European Jewish Association (EJA) held in Porto, Portugal, where panel discussions included topics related to different forms of antisemitism and how it should be tackled on a national and international level, reports The Jerusalem Post.
The conference titled “Shaping the Future of European Jewry Together” was held in partnership with the Jewish Community of Porto and the Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities (EMIH), headed by Rabbi Shlomo Koves. Over 100 presidents and board members of European Jewish communities attended, along with government and regional special envoys for Combating Antisemitism.
The two-day conference included panel discussions on national plans for combating antisemitism, online hate, a new youth leaders program for campus activity and youth experiences of hate, ending the Nazi memorabilia trade, bringing forward a women’s leadership forum and more. The conference culminated in a resolution passed by vote in a show of hands that will be forwarded to governments across Europe and to the Leadership of the European Union institutions, stating antisemitism is unique and must be separated in national plans from other forms of hate.
The resolution also calls on Jewish organisations to reject “intersectionality” due to Zionist exclusion and a lack of solidarity with Jews and on Israeli politicians to rise above their differences in the current tense political climate. It also urged governments to push for legislation barring from office EU politicians with avowed antisemitic positions.